Many views are held or have been expressed by religious organisations in relation to same-sex marriage. Although the majority of world religions oppose to same-sex marriage, the number of religious denominations that are conducting same-sex marriages have been increasing in recent times. Religious views on same-sex marriage are closely related to religious views on homosexuality. Due to the ambivalent language about homosexuality in Buddhist teachings, there has been no official stance put forth regarding the issue of marriage between members of the same gender. There is no official Buddhist position on the issue of same-sex marriage. On October 11, , some religious leaders gave testimony to the Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law in support of same-gender marriages.
Same-sex marriage: Why have Muslims been so quiet in the debate?
LGBT in Islam - Wikipedia
Islam is a religion that takes right beliefs and right behavior very seriously. As various countries and societies, especially in the Western world, drift toward moral and legal tolerance concerning homosexuality and same-sex relationships, traditional orthodox Islamic teachings that homosexuality is sinful has been criticized, just like it has been in Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, homosexuality is condemned in the story of Lot's people in the Qur'an ; and in the last address of the Prophet Muhammad. However, attraction of men to beautiful male youths has been a part of the culture of some Islamic societies and the attraction is not generally condemned in itself. With regard to lesbian homosexuality, some have argued that since penetration is not involved, female homosexual acts should be less severely punished.
Muslims demand gay marriage exemption
When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, the White House welcomed it with rainbow-coloured lights and many people celebrated by adding a rainbow tint to their Facebook profile. For the authorities in Saudi Arabia, though, this was cause for alarm rather than celebration, alerting them to a previously unnoticed peril in their midst. The first casualty was the privately run Talaee Al-Noor school in Riyadh which happened to have a rooftop parapet painted with rainbow stripes.
Attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people, and their experiences in the Muslim world , have been influenced by its religious, legal, social, political, and cultural history. The Quran narrates the story of the "people of Lot " destroyed by the wrath of God because they engaged in lustful carnal acts between men. However, homosexual relationships were generally tolerated in pre-modern Islamic societies ,   and historical records suggest that these laws were invoked infrequently, mainly in cases of rape or other "exceptionally blatant infringement on public morals ".